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So the transition to heralded rookie Tua Tagovailoa will have to wait at least one more week.
This update comes just one day after Dolphins coach Brian Flores said he wouldn’t be pressured into starting Tagovailoa. He noted that the QB’s past hip injury remains a factor in the decision.
Fitzpatrick’s grip on the starting job has loosened after his up-and-down play over the first four games for the Dolphins (1-3). Additional rocky performances, coupled with losses, could lead Flores to officially make the move to Tagovailoa in the weeks ahead.
Fitzpatrick, 37, has produced a 69% completion rate, six total touchdowns and five interceptions so far. He threw for 315 yards and ran for 47 more and a touchdown, along with throwing two interceptions, during Sunday’s 31-23 loss to the Seattle Seahawks.
Tagovailoa, the fifth pick in the draft, has been active for every game as the No. 2 QB but hasn’t played a snap.
Dolphins offensive coordinator Chan Gailey said he